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Office of Sponsored Programs & Research: Funding Opportunities

The Jesse B. Guttman Student Research Grant Program

The Deadline for Submission is 3:00 p.m. Friday, October 2, 2015

Students enrolled in any academic programs offered at Cal U may apply for funds to pursue their research or scholarly projects in collaboration with a full-time faculty mentor.  Research proposals must be prepared in accordance with the grant Request for Proposal Instructions (Click here).    Only complete proposal packets will be considered.  Be sure your proposal includes:

  • Application Cover Sheet
  • Budget Summary Sheet with Justification
  • Research proposal  (Introduction, Methods and Materials, References)
  • Institutional Review Board/Institutional Animal Care and Use Status (if applicable)
  • Required Attachments:
  • Student resume/curriculum vitae
  • Letter of Support from faculty sponsor
  • Application Checklist

The research must be completed prior to graduation and within the 2015-2016 academic year and may begin as early as Fall 2015.  Student researchers are required to present results at the Strike a Spark Conference, April 2016 or Student Scholarship & Creativity Poster Event, November 2016.

Email the proposal and required attachments in the form of a Word document to Donna Gilmore at  Applications must be received by 3:00 pm on Friday, October 2, 2015.

The Guttman Research Grant Program rewards young scholars who are actively pursuing new avenues of academic achievement within their specific disciplines of study. This program was established to honor the late Jesse B. Guttman who along with his brothers, Leo and Howard, founded the Guttman Oil Company, Guttman Reality, and Mon River Towing.  These companies, now under the umbrella of the Guttman Group, employ numerous individuals in the Mon Valley.

Center for Rural Pennsylvania Announces the 2016 Research Grant Competition

The Center for Rural Pennsylvania has announced its 2016 Research Grant Program.

Please click here for the request for proposal.

As part of the Center’s annual Research Grant Program there are Targeted Topics and Open Topics.

All projects must show a clear relationship to one or more of the Center’s mandated research areas, which are:

rural people and communities;
economic development;
local government finance and administration;
community services;
natural resources and the environment;
rural values and social change;
educational outreach;
agriculture; and,
health and welfare concerns
All Letters of Intent must be received by the Office of Sponsored Programs & Research
by 3:00 pm on April 23, 2015.

If you are interested in pursuing this funding opportunity,
please contact Cheryl Vogrig, at Ext. 6034 or email


PA Faculty Health and Welfare Grant Program

Cal U may apply for up to three (3) $1,500 Wellness Promotion Grants.

Health Awareness Grant - A $1,500 matching grant for campus-wide wellness and prevention activities
such as wellness fairs and single topic wellness sessions.  Grant applications must include documentation of
dollar-for-dollar matches from campus or community organizations.  The funded activities must include faculty participation.
Healthy Lifestyle Grant - A $1,500 grant to fund risk reduction activities that include at least six (6) hours of programming and include faculty participation.  Topics that qualify for grants include, but are not limited to, the following:  weight reduction, smoking cessation, healthy eating, exercise and stress reduction.

All applicants must complete the corresponding application form and submit to the
Office of Sponsored Programs & Research (OSPR) at by 3:00 pm, April 17, 2015. 
The OSPR will secure the appropriate signatures and submit the application
packet to the Pennsylvania Faculty Health and Welfare Fund.

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Funding Forecast Calendar

  Please view our Funding Forecast Calendar for upcoming federal deadlines.

Samples of funded FPDC Annual Grant Program proposals:

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Sample of a funded FPDC Innovation in Teaching Program proposal: